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NIOSH Testimony on Ergonomic Safety and Health Management by R. W. Niemeier, February 1, 1993.
NIOSH 1993 Feb:36 pages
This testimony summarized information and comments from NIOSH regarding the proposed rule on ergonomics as set forth by OSHA. Recommendations were made to revise the definitions of ergonomic hazards and ergonomic disorders. Information was included regarding document problems using injury/morbidity databases, occupational injuries and illnesses in the United States by industry, workers' compensation and other data systems, social security disability data, and SENSOR programs. Other topics discussed included: scope and application of the ergonomics standard, elements of an ergonomics management program, worksite analysis, evaluation of job demands, task analysis, checklists, evaluation of human capacities, performance measures, physiological measures, subjective assessment measures, general principles of health surveillance, components of a surveillance system, passive and active surveillance, medical management, periodic walk through studies, rehabilitative medical management, access to care, interventions, and treatment of soft tissue inflammation.
NIOSH-Author; NIOSH-Testimony; Niemeier-R-W; Repetitive-work; Musculoskeletal-system-disorders; Work-capability; Task-performance; Physical-stress; Risk-analysis; Human-factors-engineering;
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NIOSH, 36 pages, 64 references
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Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division